Fifteen years ago, Nicole Oringer founded Ivy Ed in Fanwood and Bernardsville, New Jersey, offering test prep and college counseling services—helping each, individual student achieve academic excellence while making learning fun. She has a 30-year record of guiding students to schools that suit them well academically and socially. She is a graduate of Bucknell University and Columbia University’s Teacher’s College, has been a long-time teacher and school counselor, and helped place hundreds of happy students at colleges and universities across the country. Having visited over 300 colleges, Nicole offers her insights about college counseling to the many counselors she has supervised and trained. She opened up her private practice in 1994 and subsequently became a founding partner of Ivy Ed. She is a member of IECA, NACAC, and NJACAC, and is a New Jersey Certified School Counselor.
Education & Experience
- B.S., Education with a minor in Psychology, Bucknell University
- M.A. and M.Ed., Columbia University
- Founder of Ivy Educational Services
What are people saying about Collegewise?
No matter what the time of day, Collegewise was always available for application “emergencies” or last-minute edits on essays and supplements. With Collegewise’s help, I got into 11 out of the 12 schools I applied to, including my dream school, USC!
While working with Collegewise, the stress of college applications just melted away! Although the writing and research took some time, it was absolutely worth it because, in the end, I knew I had sent in the best application I could and the college I picked would be the perfect fit for me!
I don’t know how I would have gone through this process without Collegewise! Collegewise gave me such realistic advice when choosing colleges. I LOVE COLLEGEWISE!
We were impressed with the outcome: Our son not only got accepted to his “reach” school, but the financial offers were unbelievable! He got multiple merit-based scholarships and fully paid tuition at many great colleges. We believe Collegewise made a big difference.
Olga, Parent of Nicholas
The University of Texas at Austin
Sophie looked forward to her appointments and did the prep work religiously. Collegewise took the right approach, with clear guidance but a light touch in terms of letting Sophie drive the decision-making. Sophie owned her approach and ended up happy with her options.
David Lindheimer, Parent of Sophie Lindheimer
The University of British Columbia
I went into the college application process not knowing anything at all, and Collegewise helped me in a way that I was still able to do everything myself, but the process was not stressful or confusing at all. Collegewise guided me with deadlines that worked with my own schedule so I could get everything done on time.